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COVID on Farm Help

COVID on Farm Help

There may be farmers who test positive to COVID19 or as a close contact need to isolate.

January 31, 2022 0 Comments
Surfing for Farmers - Marlborough

Surfing for Farmers - Marlborough

Marlborough is lucky enough to have just been added to the Surfing for Farmers areas. 

November 22, 2021 0 Comments
FUNDING AVAILABLE

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Do you know of a rural Marlborough sports group or an art group or individual that need funding?

February 9, 2022 0 Comments
PREPARING FOR COVID-19-WINEGROWERS CHECKLIST

PREPARING FOR COVID-19-WINEGROWERS CHECKLIST

Is your business able to carry on should one of your staff contract COVID 19?

January 20, 2022 0 Comments
ON FARM COVID19 PLAN

ON FARM COVID19 PLAN

As with all farming businesses it is important dairy farms also have a plan in place if Covid 19 hits.

November 26, 2021 0 Comments
WORKING WITH THE BANK IN TOUGH TIMES

WORKING WITH THE BANK IN TOUGH TIMES

Wanting some tips on surviving and growing in tough times and how best to communicate with your bank? Know a young farmer starting out?

November 22, 2021 0 Comments
COVID19

COVID19

Do you have questions regarding what happens if you, a family member or employee test positive with COVID19?

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Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and the Rural Support Trust announced a three year partnership to improve access to wellbeing and resilience services for farming families who are doing it tough. The first priority is to develop a rural specific national strategy, which is expected to be in place early next year.

September 13, 2022 0 Comments
Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Recently Kevin spoke to the host of the The Muster on Hokonui, Andy Muir. They spoke about:  Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) at the NZ border  NAIT and a sheep tracability system - FMD — What can sheep farmers do?  NAIT tracing in relation to FMD  eASD form - movement of animals - On 24 July 2022, MyOSPRI replaced eASD as...
September 4, 2022 0 Comments
Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Recycling of Bale Wrap with Recycle South

Our further processing facility at 210 Branxholme Makarewa Road is now open, so we are calling all farmers who have bale wrap stored around the farm to now drop it off. Our new machinery is specially designed to take your bale wrap (and agri plastics) and process it into small, recyclable pellets. We are beyond excited to bring this service to the south and help farms...
August 30, 2022 0 Comments
Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

With there being so much talk about Foot and Mouth in the media Federated Farmers wanted to update everyone alongside MPI on what is happening.

Watch the recorded webinar for more information.

August 25, 2022 0 Comments
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

A few cases of Monkeypox have been detected in Aotearoa and a larger outbreak is occurring in Australia.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
First Mate New Zealand

First Mate New Zealand

First Mate - Supporting our Seafood Whānau 

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Feeling tired, sluggish or low on energy? You might be lacking in iron.

NZ Pork have some suggestions how to deal with it.

Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Mayor Relief Fund - Nelson-Tasman Floods

Following a government contribution of $200,000, the fund is now able to accept donations from the public.

Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

Support for storm stricken farmers in Top of South and Far North

Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified severe weather that affected farmers and growers in the Top-of-the-South and the Far North District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking...

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